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Tiny Argentine Ants Add Up To Big Trouble

Once the thermometer begins to climb to the high 80s and 90s in our Greater Sacramento pest control region, ant season will have arrived. Ants are not only one of the most common nuisances to homeowners, who may find them trailing across the kitchen floor to feed, and ruin, every open package in the pantry, […]

Wolf Spider Bite Not Poisonous But Painful

While the most dangerous spider in our Sacramento pest control region is the Black Widow, several other common spiders are prone to invade our homes, particularly as the summer weather heats up. Most household spiders don’t have mouth parts large enough to bite. One exception is the wolf spider, and even though its bite is […]

Avoid Wasp Infestations This Summer

Britons are gearing up for a serious invasion by wasps. "Colder winters often mean there are more wasps around the following summer as mated queens spend the period deep in hibernation," AOL.com explains. Although the U.K. is expecting wasps in record numbers, it is not the only country that has to be on alert (not […]

The Household Pests That Endanger Your Health

A recent scientific discovery is not for the fainthearted. Cockroaches have been around for millions and millions of years, and apparently ancient cockroaches were much larger, comparable in size to the modern-day praying mantis. That means, if you were alive about 100 million years ago, you could have easily stumbled upon a cockroach two inches […]

Watch Your Step! Yellowjacket Stings Are Hidden Danger

You’re out doing a little yard work when, out of the blue, you are attacked by a swarm of yellowjacket wasps. You didn’t know it, but you inadvertently disturbed an underground yellowjacket nest. Ouch! With the Sacramento summer well underway we are also entering the height of wasp activity in and around our homes. Among […]

Beware Black Widow in Hidden Spaces

Some 35,000 named species of spiders occupy Planet Earth, scientists say, and many thousands more have yet to be identified and named. Of those, some 3,500 species are native to North America. Yet remarkably few of those spider species are poisonous to humans. In California, including here in Sacramento, the spider that poses the greatest […]